As the holiday shopping season picks up, citizens, businesses, and state and local leaders are declaring “We’re All In” for shopping local to keep Wisconsin businesses and communities strong.
“The holiday shopping season is a great time to remember how important our local businesses are, whether it’s that special bakery, gift shop or restaurant, and what they mean to our communities,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). “While the COVID-19 pandemic may be changing the way we shop this year, our local stores have found creative ways to still connect with customers.”
Beginning today and continuing through the week leading up to “Small Business Saturday,” Secretary Hughes will host a series of short videos on social media highlighting local businesses around the state as she shops for unique holiday gifts.
WEDC’s emphasis on shopping local is part of a broader We’re All In effort to encourage customers to support local businesses of all kinds.